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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
There are a range of exciting opportunities to work as a specialist Occupational Therapist in inpatient mental health. There are multiple opportunities across services which include: Clock View Hospital, Halton and Knowsley Resource Centre (others may become available during advertisement period so please contact for further information). The wards include adult mental health and complex care wards.

The services provides the comprehensive assessment and treatment of people within inpatient services.

Shortlisting planned for 14 February.

Interviews planned for 23 February.

Main duties of the job

To utilise and develop specialist knowledge providing professional, up-to-date interventions within a designated Occupational Therapy Services and to assist in the organisational development, co-ordination and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy Service in conjunction with the Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy and relevant Team/Service Manager.

The post holder will contribute to an environment that works with local services to provide evidence based assessment and delivery of care, using the Model of Human Occupation, and within the context of Effective Care Coordination. They will continue with their own professional development and assist with that of other OT staff. They will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours to ensure that the needs of their clients are met.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for further information. In summary:

- Provide assessment and intervention for service users residing within the inpatient services in the Mental health care division

- Demonstrating effective partnership working

- Experience of Service development and innovation

- Experience in providing supervision and mentorship to others

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification appropriate to role
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Post graduate training or equivalent experience
  • Clinical educator trainining

Knowledge / Experience


  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Evidence of working in clinical setting
  • Evidence of effective partnership working
  • Evidence of introducing service developments and innovation
  • Evidence of engaging in the development of others
  • Demonstrate the application of research and evidence-based practice within the specialist field
  • Demonstrate experience of problem-solving approaches
  • Understanding of local, national, professional guidance
  • Evidence in the understanding and application of leadership and management principles



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues
  • Good organisational and management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust




L34 1PJ

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